Volunteers Maintaining the Largest Public Dahlia Display Garden on the East Coast | Based at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum in Great River, NY

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October Membership Meeting

October 20, 2016

Dahlia Photo Presentation, Dahlia 101
"People's Choices" Awards Dahlia Show and a Spectacular Raffle Table!

Time and Location: 6:30 PM at the East Islip Library Upper Level (elevator available)

Please join us! This meeting is open to the public, friends and family welcome!

Dahlia Slide Show Presentation by Holly Gordon and Bob Immor

Their work is currently on display at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum, Manor House

Dahlia 101 - "How to Dig and Store Dahlias for Winter"

Refreshments Served

"People's Choices Awards" Dahlia Show

This is the really, really last show of the season! Since the weather has been warm and it continues to look great for this week we are encouraging all members to bring your dahlias for this informal show!

BYOV - Bring Your Own Vase
THYOV - Take Home Your Own Vase

Note that the containers are not judged, just the flowers are judged

Upcoming Events

November 17, 2016

Membership Meeting East Islip Library
6:30 PM
Dahlia 101 “Storing Dahlias Over the Winter”
Sign-up sheet for Holiday Party

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Wolkoff Garden Work Detail Cancelled
Happy Thanksgiving!

For the month of December

The Garden Director will advise this month if help is needed in the Barn. Check back for further details

December 15, 2016

Holiday Party
Bayard Cutting Arboretum, Upper Carriage House
Pot Luck Dinner and Grab Bag

Year Round

Saturday Mornings at the William Wolkoff Garden

Each Saturday during the dahlia season (typically late March to November, unless otherwise notified) our volunteers meet at 9:00 AM at the William Wolkoff Dahlia Garden in Bayard Cutting Arboretum.

Under the leadership of the Garden Director Joe Lysik, our volunteers support the garden by preparing the tubers for planting, maintaining the garden during the bloom times, through the digging up the tubers at the end of season, this is a hands-on learning experience, all are welcome.

Work in the garden is followed by coffee and cake at 11:00 am.

See the 2016 Calendar for year round dahlia events